Welcome to the Roberti Community House!

Encouraging the best in ourselves, our neighbors, our community.

The Roberti Community House (RCH) is a 501(c)3 non profit organization located at 919 8th Street in Waukegan, Illinois. The RCH is intended to be a gathering place, a safe haven, where neighbors of all ages can come together to develop and share their skills and talents and celebrate their successes.

We started one of our earliest programs, the Junior Green Youth Farm, by knocking on doors, introducing ourselves to families in the neighborhood, and inviting their children to help us farm the raised beds at the back of the house. We’re still trying to differentiate the plants from the weeds – but we’re getting much better! Learning together, growing together and supporting one another form the cornerstones of the community house.

We are steadily evolving – joined by new partners, introducing new programs and expanding others. For instance, one cooking class has now increased to three and our after-school programming has expanded to two afternoons a week and has led to a lending library as well as a summer reading program.

A dedicated and creative group of volunteers facilitate all of our programs. Their enormous talents have been a major factor in our success. As a non-profit organization our needs are many and we rely on the generous support of volunteers and donors. We’d love to have you join us – please drop by the community house, see our programs, and meet our neighbors!

In our current edition of The Scoop, read all about our adventures during the last few months!
Read The Scoop – Spring 2016

In addition, you can find pictures of our numerous activities on Facebook – we hope you’ll like us!

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We had 12 enthusiastic Master Chefs pitch in to make our "Beat the Heat" lunch a success this week. The Chefs split into small groups to slice and dice and blend items for the menu. Some peeled and cut up fresh carrots and lettuce for Veggie & Turkey Wraps, some smashed avocados for the guacamole, and a couple of brave kids minced jalepeno peppers. Some also chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and onions for Fresh Salsa. Frozen fruit slushies featured bananas, strawberries, and pineapple which were very refreshing during this hot week!
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Today our "Monday Lunches" group created 3 fantastic dishes! First, they created a fruit salad that was made up of blackberries, strawberries, cantaloupe, and mint. They also made a soup that contained carrots, onion, garlic, cauliflower, orzo, sage, rosemary, and then the choice of either vegetable or beef broth. Lastly, they created a salad which was made up of lettuce, cucumbers, beets, chicken, cheese, and a balsamic vinaigrette with chives.
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Our students have been enhancing their skills during our Math and Reading Program this summer! This week they worked on a variety of math puzzles, read some poems, and created their own poems!
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Our Junior Green Youth Farm program has been having an awesome time working in their garden! This week they've been watering, weeding, harvesting, and learning about all of the things that help their garden grow. One of the cool things they've been learning is that certain bugs are actually good for their garden and other bugs are harmful for it, and being able to tell the difference between the good and bad ones.
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